Domestic Plumbing SVQ

What is special about this course?

Learn while you work with Modern Apprenticeships (MAs) and Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs). Modern apprenticeships in Scotland are available for people who are aged over 16 and in employment. With on-the-job training and regular meetings in the workplace you can gain a recognised qualification without studying full-time.  Funding for MAs can be gained from Skills Development Scotland.

Studying within the structure of a Plumbing Modern Apprenticeship, the course is a combination of work based and college training.  It provides the dual benefit of gaining a nationally recognised qualification while being paid as you work.  Over the course of your four-year apprenticeship, you will work to achieve the SVQ 3 in Mechanical Engineering Systems: Domestic Plumbing

Entry requirements

Four qualifications at SCQF Level 4 or equivalent.  All candidates must undertake the Plumbing Industry's selection test with SNIPEF (Scottish and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employer's Federation).  See for details. 

You must be in relevant employment.

To apply for this course - please contact the Managing Agent, below:

Regional Officer
Bellevue House
22 Hopetoun Street

Tel/Fax: 0131 556 0600
Mob: 07795314271

Install, commission, service, maintain and decommission, complex domestic plumbing systems and components.  Units include: Maintain the safe working environment when undertaking plumbing work activities; Plan complex domestic plumbing work activities; install complex domestic plumbing systems and components; contribute to the improvement of plumbing business products and services.

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time
  • Block release

How long will my course last?

3 Years

Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Perth

Start date



Most full-time students will have their fees paid.

Students on part-time courses may also be eligible to have their course fees waived.

What can I do on completion of my course?

You may be able to join HNC/D courses in construction.

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Domestic Plumbing SVQ

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Perth College UHI. Perth College UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

To apply for this course, please contact the Managing Agent: or 0131 556 0600